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Thursday, May 31, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Thursday, May 31, 2007 - CORRECTION

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Web Site Announcement - CORRECTED E-MAIL Address
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With Karen Brockney's retirement, the Andover Newton website will be
run by a new team. Bree Rodrigues (BRodrigues@ANTS.edu) and Lee Busch (
LBusch@ANTS.edu) will handle the day-to-day administration of the
site while they also undertake revamping it with the help of Dan Segal
(DSegal@ANTS.edu). All three are members of the interactive staff at
eps Communications. A welcome luncheon will be held soon to meet the new
team.

Dan Segal
EPS Communications

ANTS E-news
enews@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-news - Thursday, May 31, 2007

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Thank You - and Good-bye!
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Thank you very much for the lovely send-off and all the warm wishes on my retirement. I especially appreciated the NASCAR touch and the wonderful calendar of Wilson Chapel in progress.

The community on the Hill supported and enriched me as a student many years ago and continued to challenge and support me as a staff member. I enjoyed sharing the exciting, ever-changing, and sometimes frustrating online world with the Andover Newton community.

May you find many creative ways to communicate online and "connect" with your community of faith! (Bad pun, I know... ;-)

Cheers,
Karen Brockney
Director of E-Communications

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Web Site Announcement
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With Karen Brockney's retirement, the Andover Newton website will be run by a new team. Bree Rodrigues (BRidrigues@ANTS.edu) and Lee Busch ( LBusch@ANTS.edu) will handle the day-to-day administration of the site while they also undertake revamping it with the help of Dan Segal (DSegal@ANTS.edu). All three are members of the interactive staff at eps Communications. A welcome luncheon will be held soon to meet the new team.

Dan Segal
EPS Communications

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Student E-News Announcement
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Please continue to send your news items to enews@ants.edu. Brian Eastman will be sending e-news this summer.

ANTS E-news
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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Cafeteria Hours - Summer Session
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The cafeteria will be open Monday through Friday for breakfast from
7:30am-9:00 am. Lunch is available from 11:30-1:30. A la carte pricing
is available. Beverages are available all day.

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Special bookstore hours for first week of summer classes
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The bookstore will be open 8:30 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 am -
4 pm on Friday to accommodate students who want to purchase books before
morning classes.

Beginning the week of June 4 summer hours take effect: 10 am - 5 pm,
Mon.-Thurs., 10 am - 4 pm Fri.

Also note that any store credits or gift certificates issued by the
Andover Newton Bookstore must be redeemed prior to June 30 when the
Massachusetts Bible Society ceases its ownership of the store and the
store becomes part of the theological school. After June 30, bookstore
credit slips and gift certificates will have to be redeemed through the
Boston office of MBS.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 29, 2007

NEW
- Sarah Drummond Appointed Associate Dean of the Faculty
- Special bookstore hours for first week of summer classes
- New Student with ADA Dog

REVIEW
- Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
- Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
- Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
- Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
- 60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
- Library Summer Hours


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Sarah Drummond Appointed Associate Dean of the Faculty
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I am pleased to announce that I am appointing Dr. Sarah Drummond as
Associate Dean of the Faculty and Assistant Professor of Ministerial
Leadership. Although the appointment begins on July 1, 2007, Dr.
Drummond will assume her role in the curricular revisioning process
immediately. In addition, when I am out of town, she will act in my
stead and on my behalf.

Associate Dean Drummond brings a wealth of training and experience to
her new position. She conducted and oversaw the renovation of the Field
Education program here at Andover Newton and will continue in her role
as Director of Field Education. She regularly teaches courses on the
topic of ministerial leadership, an area in which she continues to
publish. Sarah has worked in the office of the Freshman Dean at Harvard
College where she managed a staff of 25 resident proctors and counseled
students in need. As a consultant for The Evaluation Project of
Valparaiso University, she continues to pursue her interests in
theological education and the management issues associated with
theological schools .

In addition to her academic qualifications and administrative
experience, Dr. Drummond is an ordained minister in the United Church of
Christ where she has served as Interim Pastor, Associate Pastor and
Campus Chaplain. As an Affiliated Minister of The memorial Church in
Harvard Yard, Sarah serves in an advisory capacity to the staff and
preaches as opportunity permits in the Church.

Dr. Drummond received her Ph.D. in Urban Education at the University of
Wisconsin, Milwaukee, a Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School
and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. She is married to
Daniel Birmingham Drummond. The couple has one child, Jacqueline Judith
Drummond, or J.J. for short.

I welcome Sarah to this new post. It is my fond hope that this move
will centralize the academic administration of the school and create a
responsive and flexible style of leadership to the school. As we iron
out the details of this new arrangement, we will keep you informed and
solicit your feedback.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty


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Special bookstore hours for first week of summer classes
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The bookstore will be open 8:30 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 am -
4 pm on Friday to accommodate students who want to purchase books before
morning classes.

Beginning the week of June 4 summer hours take effect: 10 am - 5 pm,
Mon.-Thurs., 10 am - 4 pm Fri.

Also note that any store credits or gift certificates issued by the
Andover Newton Bookstore must be redeemed prior to June 30 when the
Massachusetts Bible Society ceases its ownership of the store and the
store becomes part of the theological school. After June 30, bookstore
credit slips and gift certificates will have to be redeemed through the
Boston office of MBS.


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New Student with ADA Dog
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Dear Community Members,

We have a new student at Andover Newton who requires the services of an
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) registered service dog. The dog
will accompany her everywhere she goes on campus, including into her
residence hall. Please join me in welcoming this new student to our
community.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
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Attention: Staff, Faculty, Students, Grads...
As many of you know, Karen Brockney is retiring from Andover Newton
this month. We invite all of you to come and say Farewell to Karen on
Tuesday, May 29th from 3:00-4:30 in the Peck Conference Room.

If you can't make it but want to pass along a message, she can be
reached at Kbrockney@ants.edu or you can send a message to
Ksaucier@ants.edu and we will make sure she receives it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rose Costas, Priscilla Deck, Peg Carroll


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Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
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The course listings for 2007-2008 are now available on the ANTs Web
site:

Fall 2007
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/fall07_course_list.htm


Winter 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/winter08_course_list.htm


Spring 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/spring08_course_list.htm


Summer 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/summer08_course_list.htm


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Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
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The following sections of the Catalog for 2007-2008 are now available
online:

- Course and Programs 2007-2008

- Admissions and Financial Aid 2007-2008

The Student Handbook 2007-2008 will be available soon.

View and download the Catalog:
http://www.ants.edu/catalog/index.htm


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Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
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A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
FHSP/GCIM/TPL 759 W
Professor Brita Gill-Austern
Dates January 21-31, 2008

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border
between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in
Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will
study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global
economics that drive immigration and the implications of the
militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study
multiple perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons
to address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society
and in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit
organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border. Students need
to preregister with Professor Gill-Austern by September 15th.

This class fulfills three renewal area requirements, FHS,GCIM and TPL
as well as the Justice Matters class.

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60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
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Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
Time: Any time between 3-5 p.m.
For: Cake and Ice Cream and lots of Candles

You are cordially invited to an Open House at the:

President's House
196 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

No gifts please, but let's shower him with cards.
(Funny cards are most welcome.)

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Library Summer Hours
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The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term,
May 29.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Part-time Summer Teaching Opportunity
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Hello fellow Ants students,

My name is Waetie Kumahia, and I am a recruiter for Bell (Building
Educated Leaders for Life), a six week summer program that works to
inspire and challenge urban youth in grades K-6. We are currently hiring
Summer Enrichment Teachers and Assistant Teachers to work at our four,
train accessible, Boston locations.

The dates are July 9-August 17 and the teaching stipend is $3,500 for
enrichment teachers and $3000 for assistant teachers. Enrichment
teachers will design a course that would be coached or taught three
times, with your work day extending from 12:45pm to 4:15pm. Some of the
past enrichment courses have included: soccer, African dance, and
science experiment lab, but given your various experiences as youth
leaders, artists, and musicians, we are open to your areas of expertise.
Assistant teachers, on the other hand, work from 8:15- 4:15, and serve
as collaborators with the Enrichment teachers and the Academic teachers
(who work from 8:15- 12:15).

If you are interested in this opportunity work with children in our
city, but unsure of which role would be best for you, feel free to apply
and we will work with you to determine the best position given your
interests and talents. The application along with a description of our
programs are available at: www.bellnational.org.


In addition, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions
about the application process.

Thanks for your interest,
Waetie Kumahia
Bell Recruiter

(781) 329-6059


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From the Registrar's Office
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The Registrar's office will be closed from Thursday, May 24 to Monday,
May 28.


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Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
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Attention: Staff, Faculty, Students, Grads...
As many of you know, Karen Brockney is retiring from Andover Newton
this month. We invite all of you to come and say Farewell to Karen on
Tuesday, May 29th from 3:00-4:30 in the Peck Conference Room.

If you can't make it but want to pass along a message, she can be
reached at Kbrockney@ants.edu or you can send a message to
Ksaucier@ants.edu and we will make sure she receives it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rose Costas, Priscilla Deck, Peg Carroll

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In this message
- From the Registrar's Office
- Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
- Sze-kar Wan Accepts Call to Perkins School of Theology
- Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
- Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
- Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
- 60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
- Library Summer Hours

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From the Registrar's Office
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The Registrar's office will be closed from Thursday, May 24 to Monday, May 28.


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Farewell for Karen Brockney - Tuesday, May 29
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Attention: Staff, Faculty, Students, Grads...
As many of you know, Karen Brockney is retiring from Andover Newton this month. We invite all of you to come and say Farewell to Karen on Tuesday, May 29th from 3:00-4:30 in the Peck Conference Room.

If you can't make it but want to pass along a message, she can be reached at Kbrockney@ants.edu or you can send a message to Ksaucier@ants.edu and we will make sure she receives it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rose Costas, Priscilla Deck, Peg Carroll

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Sze-kar Wan Accepts Call to Perkins School of Theology
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Members of the Andover Newton Community:

It is with a genuine sense of loss that I must tell you that Sze-kar Wan has resigned his position on the Andover Newton faculty to accept a call to the biblical faculty of the Perkins School of Theology where he will serve as Professor of New Testament. Commenting on Sze-kar's resignation, President Nick Carter said, "He is a fine scholar and a person of deep faith. Sze-kar has opened our eyes to important issues of diversity as well as the opportunities for cooperative ventures in East Asia. We will miss his warm presence and lively intellect at Andover Newton."

Professor Wan has served on the Andover Newton faculty for seventeen years. He was well loved by the many students who took his courses and joined in the sessions of "table talk" he conducted in the cafeteria at lunch time. Despite keeping a busy travel schedule of lectures and conferences, he was available to his students. He served on important committees and recently chaired Greg Mobley's Promotion and Review Committee. He was an active participant in faculty meetings. Even when he might advocate an unpopular position, his dissent was tempered by a gentle and thoughtful spirit.

Currently, Professor Wan is out of the country. When he returns in late June, we will find an opportunity to honor him and recognize his many contributions to the Andover Newton community. Dean Herzog said, "Sze-kar's departure is a loss to this community. We will miss the many ways he contributed to this community on the hill. As scholar, teacher, colleague, friend and conversational partner, he has served the students, staff and faculty of this school. We will feel his absence but we also rejoice with Sze-kar and pray that this move will open a new and fulfilling chapter in his life, and we hope that this time of transition will go well for him and his family."

Sze-kar's departure leaves some courses that need to be staffed. I am already working on arrangements to cover all New Testament courses for the Fall semester. More details will be available within a week.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
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The course listings for 2007-2008 are now available on the ANTs Web site:

Fall 2007
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/fall07_course_list.htm


Winter 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/winter08_course_list.htm


Spring 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/spring08_course_list.htm


Summer 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/summer08_course_list.htm


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Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
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The following sections of the Catalog for 2007-2008 are now available online:

- Course and Programs 2007-2008

- Admissions and Financial Aid 2007-2008

The Student Handbook 2007-2008 will be available soon.

View and download the Catalog:
http://www.ants.edu/catalog/index.htm


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Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
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A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
FHSP/GCIM/TPL 759 W
Professor Brita Gill-Austern
Dates January 21-31, 2008

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global economics that drive immigration and the implications of the militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border. Students need to preregister with Professor Gill-Austern by September 15th.

This class fulfills three renewal area requirements, FHS,GCIM and TPL as well as the Justice Matters class.

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60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
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Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
Time: Any time between 3-5 p.m.
For: Cake and Ice Cream and lots of Candles

You are cordially invited to an Open House at the:

President's House
196 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

No gifts please, but let's shower him with cards.
(Funny cards are most welcome.)

------------------------------------
Library Summer Hours
------------------------------------
The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Monday, May 21, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 21, 2007

In this message
- Sze-kar Wan Accepts Call to Perkins School of Theology
- Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
- Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
- Lights Under the Tent
- Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
- 60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
- Library Summer Hours


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Sze-kar Wan Accepts Call to Perkins School of Theology
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Members of the Andover Newton Community:

It is with a genuine sense of loss that I must tell you that Sze-kar Wan has resigned his position on the Andover Newton faculty to accept a call to the biblical faculty of the Perkins School of Theology where he will serve as Professor of New Testament. Commenting on Sze-kar's resignation, President Nick Carter said, "He is a fine scholar and a person of deep faith. Sze-kar has opened our eyes to important issues of diversity as well as the opportunities for cooperative ventures in East Asia. We will miss his warm presence and lively intellect at Andover Newton."

Professor Wan has served on the Andover Newton faculty for seventeen years. He was well loved by the many students who took his courses and joined in the sessions of "table talk" he conducted in the cafeteria at lunch time. Despite keeping a busy travel schedule of lectures and conferences, he was available to his students. He served on important committees and recently chaired Greg Mobley's Promotion and Review Committee. He was an active participant in faculty meetings. Even when he might advocate an unpopular position, his dissent was tempered by a gentle and thoughtful spirit.

Currently, Professor Wan is out of the country. When he returns in late June, we will find an opportunity to honor him and recognize his many contributions to the Andover Newton community. Dean Herzog said, "Sze-kar's departure is a loss to this community. We will miss the many ways he contributed to this community on the hill. As scholar, teacher, colleague, friend and conversational partner, he has served the students, staff and faculty of this school. We will feel his absence but we also rejoice with Sze-kar and pray that this move will open a new and fulfilling chapter in his life, and we hope that this time of transition will go well for him and his family."

Sze-kar's departure leaves some courses that need to be staffed. I am already working on arrangements to cover all New Testament courses for the Fall semester. More details will be available within a week.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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Course Listings for 2007-2008 Available
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The course listings for 2007-2008 are now available on the ANTs Web site:

Fall 2007
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/fall07_course_list.htm


Winter 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/winter08_course_list.htm


Spring 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/spring08_course_list.htm


Summer 2008
http://www.ants.edu/academics/courses/summer08_course_list.htm


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Catalog 2007-2008 Now Available
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The following sections of the Catalog for 2007-2008 are now available online:

- Course and Programs 2007-2008

- Admissions and Financial Aid 2007-2008

The Student Handbook 2007-2008 will be available soon.

View and download the Catalog:
http://www.ants.edu/catalog/index.htm


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Lights Under the Tent
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Folks,

A set of decorative Christmas lights were left on the stage under the tent last night. They were not there this morning and need to be returned to their owner. They are white lights with thin brown/transparent leaves around them. If anyone knows where they are, please let me know.

Thank you,


Amelia O'Dowd
Housing & Facilities Coordinator


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Bordercrossing Trip Information for January
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A Border Crossing: A Transformative Journey
FHSP/GCIM/TPL 759 W
Professor Brita Gill-Austern
Dates January 21-31, 2008

This year's Border Crossing trip will take place on the border between Mexico and the U.S. with the majority of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. This class will study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global economics that drive immigration and the implications of the militarization of the border on those who cross. We shall study multiple perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and in churches. We will join with the bi-national, non-profit organization of Borderlinks for our time at the border. Students need to preregister with Professor Gill-Austern by September 15th.

This class fulfills three renewal area requirements, FHS,GCIM and TPL as well as the Justice Matters class.

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60th Birthday Celebration for Nick Carter
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Date: Monday, June 11, 2007
Time: Any time between 3-5 p.m.
For: Cake and Ice Cream and lots of Candles

You are cordially invited to an Open House at the:

President's House
196 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

No gifts please, but let's shower him with cards.
(Funny cards are most welcome.)

------------------------------------
Library Summer Hours
------------------------------------
The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Monday, May 14, 2007

ANTS Student E-news - Monday, May 14, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK and NEWS

In this Message:
- The Andover Newton Community Art Show
- Library Summer Hours
- Come to Spring Convocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
- Nick Page Power Sing at COnvocation - May 17
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Commencement 2007
- New Admissions Counselor & Office Manager

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The Andover Newton Community Art Show
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April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

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Library Summer Hours
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The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

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Come to Spring Convocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
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Spring Convocation and Reunions
May 17, 2007
The keynote speaker at Spring Convocation will be Rev. Liz Walker, award-winning journalist and former anchor of the WBZ evening news. Following Liz's address, a panel of Andover Newton faculty will discuss trouble areas around the globe. In the afternoon, enjoy World Music with Nick Page, founder and director of Mystic Chorale.
Read Convocation Invitation: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_letter.pdf

View Schedule: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_schedule.pdf

Register Online: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/conv07_form.htm

SENIORS - COME TO CONVOCATION AS OUR GUESTS
Seniors are invited as our guests, and other students, faculty and staff are invited at the special ANTS price of $7. Guests and friends are invited to pay $20 for the day.

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Nick Page Power Sing at COnvocation - May 17
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Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor with the Chicago Children¹s Choir and he currently directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the author of two books for teachers and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music Education degree from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Lesley College. See testimonies on Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather around the fire to sing folk songs, pop songs, spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant past, long ago replaced by television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and as a member of society.

Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes his living as a song leader. He works with children who have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick renews the love. He also works with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher workshops surround the perspectives of multi-cultural and multi-sensory learning, particularly with the aid of singing.

"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful, expressive, energized singers like Nick can." Lee Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey they long to travel again and again." Tim Sharp, Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music education for all." Dr. Doreen Rao

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm

Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm


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Commencement 2007
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Baccalaureate Service
May 18, 2007
7:00 p.m. in the new Wilson Chapel at Andover Newton Theological School

Commencement
May 19, 2007
2:00 p.m. on the Quad at Andover Newton Theological School
(Rain location: First Baptist Church of Newton, Newton Centre)

The Reverend Dr. Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister at Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston, has agreed to be the speaker at the Andover Newton 2007 Commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2007. Dr. Taylor, a member of the Andover Newton Board of Trustees, is an outspoken and prophetic voice in New England and the nation on issues of social justice.
More info: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2007/051907commencement.htm

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New Admissions Counselor & Office Manager
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I am very pleased to announce that Karen Hernandez-Andrews has accepted the position of Admissions Counselor & Office Manager effective May 14, 2007.

Karen is graduating from Andover Newton this year with a Master of Arts in Theological Research in Christian-Muslim Understanding. She has been a UMC Representative to the Massachusetts Council of Churches-Christian-Muslim Dialogue Board since 2005, and co-facilitated the Peace Abbey Multi-Faith Council in Sherborn, MA in 2005-2006. While attending Wellesley College, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Islam, she worked in the Office of the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, and with the Peace and Justice Studies program. She has experience with data systems, spreadsheets, planning events, coordinating with other campus offices, and creating brochures and fliers.

An outgoing, friendly, and creative person, for the past twenty years Karen has also worked as a self employed Choreographer, at present working mostly in educational theatre. She is currently the Liturgical Dance Director at Sudbury United Methodist Church.

Please join me in welcoming Karen as a new staff member.

Peg Carroll


ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Friday, May 11, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, May 11, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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NHCC Celebrates Gay Pride Month With a "Shower of Stoles"
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During the first two Sundays in June, the Newton Highlands Congregational Church at 54 Lincoln St. will celebrate its "Open and Affirming" commitment with a display of 30 ministerial stoles from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender persons active in the faith communities around the world. The stoles will be displayed in the newly renovated Great Hall on Sunday, June 3 from 12:30 to 2 PM and Sunday, June 10 during the Highlands Village Day from 12 PM to 3 PM. The display is open to the public free of charge. Donations to support the Shower of Stoles Projects will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome.
"The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in twenty-six denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Each stole contains the story of a GLBT person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson. This extraordinary collection celebrates the gifts of GLBT persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity."

www.WelcomingResources.org/showerofstolesproject.html
The Newton Highlands Congregational church is handicapped accessible on the first floor from the ramp on Lincoln St. For further information or questions, please check the NHCC web site at www.nhcc.net or call the office at 617-527-3898.

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Creative Worship Planning Retreat
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Stewardship Money...is often hard to talk about. Stewardship, however, is not all about money, but more importantly it is about faith formation - what we believe and how we live out those beliefs. We will come together this day, as clergy and lay leaders, to talk about how we can incorporate stewardship into the lives of our churches including in our worship services. It is in Sunday worship, where most people, encounter the Word and can be transformed by the message.

All the details:
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
(9 AM coffee, tea, and pastries)
at Edwards House on the MACUCC's Framingham grounds
$35 covers materials and lunch
*scholarship money is available...just email or call Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org, 508-875-5233 x274
Two ways to register:
DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 11
-Email Kris LoFrumento lofrumentok@macucc.org so materials can be prepared for you and bring a check to the event to cover the registration fee OR
-Register online and pay with a card by visiting
http://www.macucc.or

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March with the UCC at the Boston Pride Parade
-----------------------------------------------
Saturday, June 9!
12 Noon

Individuals and church groups are encouraged
to march with the MA Conference UCC float.
Bring your church banners, wear fabulous t-shirts, bring sunblock!
No cost to march with the float - the fees have been paid.

Please email Kathie Carpenter
kacarp@comcast.net
ASAP, but no later that May 30, 2007 to sign up:
List
- your name, email and phone (must have this for last minute info)
- the name of your church
- your guess as to the number of people attending
- whether you will carry your church banner

More info to follow after you sign up,
including info on the new parade route,
new location for the Pride Interfaith Service,
and where to gather before the parade.

Sent from the MA Conference Open and Affirming (ONA) Task Force

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Conferences at Yale Divinity School
-----------------------------------
Dear colleagues,

I would like to call your attention to upcoming events at Yale
Divinity School, both free and open to the public, that may be of
interest to your communities. Please feel free to publicize as
appropriate.

1. The Yale Center for Faith and Culture is hosting a national
conference May 17-19 on "Equipping Pastoral Leadership." Workshops
and small group conversations will focus on family, work, civil life,
and the arts, all centered around dynamic worship and music. Keynote
speakers will be Miroslav Volf, director of the Center, and Craig
Dykstra, vice president for religion at The Lilly Endowment. A
downloadable conference brochure and other information is available
at:
http://www.yale.edu/faith/fwl/pastoral.htm

2. Summer Term and Summer Languages 2007

In June 2007, Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music,
in cooperation with Berkeley Divinity School, will offer an exciting
series of weeklong courses in a variety of fields, including biblical
studies, worship, music, environmental and sexual ethics, pastoral
care, art, and ministry. Three sessions are planned in New Haven,
coinciding with the city's annual International Festival of Arts &
Ideas: June 4-8, June 11-15, and June 18-22.

In addition, a special two-day theological update course will be held
June 20-21, taught by Dean Harold Attridge, Miroslav Volf and other
senior Yale faculty. And, independent of the three-week Summer Term,
language courses in Greek, Hebrew and Latin will also be offered May
29-July 11. Language courses may be taken for regular academic
credit.

Further information, including a schedule of fees, is posted online at
http://www.yale.edu/sdqsummerterm

Summer Term brochures can be
ordered at 203-432-5358 or summerterm@yale.edu.

Best regards,

Gus Spohn

--
Gustav Spohn
Director of Communications and Publications
Yale Divinity School

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Pray Daily for Peace
-----------------------
Have you ever wondered what you can do to promote
peace in the world?

Are you often too busy with life's important
obligations ~ family, worship, work or school ~ to
participate in organized peace actions?

Pray Daily for Peace gives you the opportunity to
express your desire for peace in a personal and
powerful way, designed to fit your individual
schedule.

To support this ANTS student-led initiative,
during lunch in the ANTS cafeteria on Tuesday, May
1st, stop by our table to:

- Put on a peace armband
- Pick-up a Pray Daily for Peace brochure
- Provide your church's e-mail address so we can
tell them about Pray Daily for Peace
- Commit to ask your congregation to join in the
daily prayer effort and the UN International Day
of Peace, September 21, 2007.

For more information visit:
www.PrayDailyForPeace.org

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News Friday, May 11, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- The Official Results of the Student Association Election

REVIEW

- Library Summer Hours
- Are You Attending the Vermont Conference UCC Annual Meeting?
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 8, 2007
- CHANGE MADE TO SUMMER PSYP COURSE
- India by Immersion: Dialogue and Service - January 2008
- Fall Course Time Change
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007

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The Official Results of the Student Association Election
-------------------------------------------------
The 2007 - 2008 Student Association Executive Board will consist of:

President, Len Hayward,
Vice President, Jason Boyd
Secretary, Tempest Brevard
Treasurer, Cristina Cabrera
Student Life Chair, Kurt Walker.

There were a total of 106 votes cast.

Congratulations to all of you.

Blessings,

Christina Findlay,
Election Coordinator

------------------------------------
Library Summer Hours
------------------------------------
The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

---------------------------------------
Are You Attending the Vermont Conference UCC Annual Meeting?
---------------------------------------
If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference of the UCC from Thurs, May 31 -Saturday, June 2,

please contact Priscilla Deck at pdeck@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 209.
Some support towards the cost of attending may be available.

--------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - May 8, 2007
--------------------------------------------------
The May 8, 2007 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

-----------------------------------
CHANGE MADE TO SUMMER PSYP COURSE
-----------------------------------
PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, taught this Summer by Professor Earl Thompson has been changed from a classroom

course to an E-Learning course, and is now limited to 18 students. The course will run for 9 weeks, and begin at the same

time as listed in the Summer schedule. It will fulfill a PSYP 600-level requirement.

If you have already registered for this class, Professor Thompson will have sent you an e-mail regarding this change. For

questions or registration adjustments, please get in touch with the Registrar's Office.

Thank you,

The Office of the Faculty

-----------------------------------------------
India by Immersion: Dialogue and Service - January 2008
-----------------------------------------------
Thursday, January 3, 2008 to Saturday, January 19, 2008

This travel study seminar communicates firsthand empathetic understanding and experience of dialogue and service of

Christians and their fellow Non-Christians in the picturesque south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The participants

of this seminar will learn to appreciate how Christians have been interacting and cooperating with their fellow Indians

belonging to Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and folk religions. Thus they will have ample opportunities to know the dynamics of

dialogue and service.

Who can participate? This travel seminar is open to any current students or alums of Andover Newton Theological School or of

any other BTI schools.

Total cost of the trip: $3,200 (including round trip economy air ticket Boston-Madras-Boston, local travel and accommodation,

most of the meals, and entrance fee to museums and other places of importance). We leave Boston on January 3, 2008 and shall

return to Boston on January 19, 2008.

Academic credit: This course can be taken for academic credit through Andover Newton Theological School.

Financial assistance: Thanks to a restricted scholarship support from the V. Eugene and Rosalie DeFreitas Charitable

Foundation, Andover Newton students are eligible for financial assistance in connection to the trip.

Contact person:
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj
Tel. 617 964 1100, Ext. 243.
Email: DJeyaraj@ants.edu
(write in the subject line: India Trip: January 2008)

For more details and a list of important preparatory dates, see:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2008/010308india.htm

------------------------------------
Fall Course Time Change
------------------------------------
INTE 747F, Unitarian Universalist Polity, has been changed from Monday afternoons to Monday mornings. This is in order to resolve the conflict with Thematic Preaching.

---------------------------------------
Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
---------------------------------------
We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're

looking for nice background music.

Appropriate material appreciation will be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or pdeck@ants.edu.

*---------------------------------------------------------------
Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
*---------------------------------------------------------------
Find your classmates and friends and gain access to ATLAS in our Alumni/ae Center, a password-restricted membership area for

ANTS alumni/ae only.
Join the Alumni/ae Center: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/registration.htm

Sign up for the Andover Newton E-news newsletter to receive monthly notices about Andover Newton news and events. (The next

newsletter will be sent in late

summer or early fall.)
Subscribe to Andover Newton E-news: http://www.ants.edu/alumnews/index.htm

-----------------------------------------------
COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
-----------------------------------------------

Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on

Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm.

We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be

covered by a large tent insuring

the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees,

Faculty and Staff do not have

to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students,

Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who

will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Thursday, May 10, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, May 10, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Library Summer Hours
- Are You Attending the Vermont Conference UCC Annual Meeting?
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 8, 2007
- CHANGE MADE TO SUMMER PSYP COURSE
- India by Immersion: Dialogue and Service - January 2008

REVIEW

- Rothman Award
- Paper Recycling: We did it!
- Fall Course Time Change
- Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007

------------------------------------
Library Summer Hours
------------------------------------
The library begins a reduced schedule on May 11:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday closed

The regular academic session schedule will resume with the summer term, May 29.

---------------------------------------
Are You Attending the Vermont Conference UCC Annual Meeting?
---------------------------------------
If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference of the UCC from Thurs, May 31 -Saturday, June 2,

please contact Priscilla Deck at pdeck@ants.edu or 617-964-1100 ext. 209.
Some support towards the cost of attending may be available.

--------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - May 8, 2007
--------------------------------------------------
The May 8, 2007 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

-----------------------------------
CHANGE MADE TO SUMMER PSYP COURSE
-----------------------------------
PSYP 648/848J Recovery from Bereavement, taught this Summer by Professor Earl Thompson has been changed from a classroom

course to an E-Learning course, and is now limited to 18 students. The course will run for 9 weeks, and begin at the same

time as listed in the Summer schedule. It will fulfill a PSYP 600-level requirement.

If you have already registered for this class, Professor Thompson will have sent you an e-mail regarding this change. For

questions or registration adjustments, please get in touch with the Registrar's Office.

Thank you,

The Office of the Faculty

-----------------------------------------------
India by Immersion: Dialogue and Service - January 2008
-----------------------------------------------
Thursday, January 3, 2008 to Saturday, January 19, 2008

This travel study seminar communicates firsthand empathetic understanding and experience of dialogue and service of

Christians and their fellow Non-Christians in the picturesque south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The participants

of this seminar will learn to appreciate how Christians have been interacting and cooperating with their fellow Indians

belonging to Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and folk religions. Thus they will have ample opportunities to know the dynamics of

dialogue and service.

Who can participate? This travel seminar is open to any current students or alums of Andover Newton Theological School or of

any other BTI schools.

Total cost of the trip: $3,200 (including round trip economy air ticket Boston-Madras-Boston, local travel and accommodation,

most of the meals, and entrance fee to museums and other places of importance). We leave Boston on January 3, 2008 and shall

return to Boston on January 19, 2008.

Academic credit: This course can be taken for academic credit through Andover Newton Theological School.

Financial assistance: Thanks to a restricted scholarship support from the V. Eugene and Rosalie DeFreitas Charitable

Foundation, Andover Newton students are eligible for financial assistance in connection to the trip.

Contact person:
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj
Tel. 617 964 1100, Ext. 243.
Email: DJeyaraj@ants.edu
(write in the subject line: India Trip: January 2008)

For more details and a list of important preparatory dates, see:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2008/010308india.htm


-----------------------------
Rothman Award
-----------------------------
Good people:

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Ms. Edith (Edie) Howe been selected by Andover Newton and Temple Shalom – Newton

to be the 2007 recipient of the

Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious leadership.

Edie has been the key non-faculty member of the Andover Newton community for interfaith work for the past 3 years. Beyond her

activity here on campus she

started the groundbreaking "Daughters of Abraham" organization, a joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim women's group that has now

grown to include several chapters

in our area.

Edie came to Andover Newton in the wake of 9/1/2001, leaving a successful corporate law career, because she felt called to

interfaith work. She has been the

organizing intelligence behind much of what is happening on the Hill, and is the unsung hero of interfaith work here though

her gentle but visionary

leadership.

The award certificate and a modest cash prize will be presented to her as a part of the Andover Newton Theological School

2007 Commencement ceremonies on

Saturday May 19th, at 2:00PM.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure here at Andover Newton, in the community, and the wider world. His accomplishments and

his stature were widely

respected. Upon his death in 1997, members of the congregation of Temple Shalom - Newton created this award to be conferred

periodically upon that person or

persons who, in the mind of the leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the spirit of Rabbi Rothman.

This year Rabbi Eric Gurvis and I

had no question about our selection. We received countless affirmations of Edie and all that she has done to advance

interreligious understanding. With this

award we seek to acknowledge the degree to which she has so unselfishly and enthusiastically reflected Rothman's teaching and

witness, and for contagious

leadership she has offered to so many.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Edie!

--------------------------------
Paper Recycling: We did it!
--------------------------------
The Spring Paper Drive was a great success. The ANTS community collected enough paper to keep our bin. Thank-you to everyone

who participated, donated paper,

emptied boxes, purchased boxes, and wore green ribbons.
Those of you who will be on campus this summer, please continue to bring in your paper and support the recycling program.
Thanks again!
The Paper Recycling Group

------------------------------------
Fall Course Time Change
------------------------------------
INTE 747F, Unitarian Universalist Polity, has been changed from Monday afternoons to Monday mornings. This is in order to

resolve the conflict with Thematic

Preaching.


---------------------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
---------------------------------------
Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor with the Chicago

Children¹s Choir and he currently

directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the

author of two books for teachers

and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music Education degree from Ithaca

College and a Masters in Education

from Lesley College. See testimonies on Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather around the fire to

sing folk songs, pop songs,

spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant

past, long ago replaced by

television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and as a member of

society.

Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes his living as a song

leader. He works with children who

have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick

renews the love. He also works

with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher workshops surround the

perspectives of multi-cultural and

multi-sensory learning, particularly with the aid of singing.


"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful, expressive, energized

singers like Nick can." Lee

Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey they long to travel

again and again." Tim Sharp,

Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music education for all." Dr.

Doreen Rao

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Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
---------------------------------------
We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're

looking for nice background music.

Appropriate material appreciation will be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or pdeck@ants.edu.

----------------------------------------
Invitation to Ordination
----------------------------------------

The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Bridgewater and the
First Universalist Society in Franklin request the honor of your presence at
the ordination of Joanne Marie Giannino into the Unitarian Universalist
Ministry
Sunday, June 10, 2007 3:00 p.m. at The First Parish Church Unitarian
Universalist, Bridgewater, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Reception to follow. Spouses/partners and children are invited to attend.
Childcare will be available. Clergy, religious educators and seminarians
are invited to gather and robe at 2:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. on or before May
20 at 508-528-5348 or fusf@verizon.net.

Directions to First Parish Bridgewater: 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA
508-697-2525. Take Rte. 24 to Exit 15 (Rte. 104) and at end of exit ramp
turn toward Bridgewater and follow Rte. 104 to the town Common. (Or take
Rte. 18 or 28 to the Common.) At the south end of the Common turn east
(right) onto School St. Church is on the left just past the Fire Station and
the Hunt School.
Turn left into parking lot.

—---------------------------------------------------------------
Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
—---------------------------------------------------------------
Find your classmates and friends and gain access to ATLAS in our Alumni/ae Center, a password-restricted membership area for

ANTS alumni/ae only.
Join the Alumni/ae Center: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/registration.htm

Sign up for the Andover Newton E-news newsletter to receive monthly notices about Andover Newton news and events. (The next

newsletter will be sent in late

summer or early fall.)
Subscribe to Andover Newton E-news: http://www.ants.edu/alumnews/index.htm

-----------------------------------------------
COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
-----------------------------------------------

Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on

Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm.

We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

---------------------------------------
Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
---------------------------------------
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be

covered by a large tent insuring

the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees,

Faculty and Staff do not have

to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students,

Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who

will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm


ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, May 9, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Rothman Award

REVIEW

- Paper Recycling: We did it!
- Fall Course Time Change
- Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- Vote in Student Association Elections
- Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007


-----------------------------
Rothman Award
-----------------------------
Good people:

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Ms. Edith (Edie) Howe been selected by Andover Newton and Temple Shalom – Newton to be the 2007 recipient of the

Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious leadership.

Edie has been the key non-faculty member of the Andover Newton community for interfaith work for the past 3 years. Beyond her activity here on campus she

started the groundbreaking "Daughters of Abraham" organization, a joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim women's group that has now grown to include several chapters

in our area.

Edie came to Andover Newton in the wake of 9/1/2001, leaving a successful corporate law career, because she felt called to interfaith work. She has been the

organizing intelligence behind much of what is happening on the Hill, and is the unsung hero of interfaith work here though her gentle but visionary

leadership.

The award certificate and a modest cash prize will be presented to her as a part of the Andover Newton Theological School 2007 Commencement ceremonies on

Saturday May 19th, at 2:00PM.

Rabbi Rothman was an exemplary figure here at Andover Newton, in the community, and the wider world. His accomplishments and his stature were widely

respected. Upon his death in 1997, members of the congregation of Temple Shalom - Newton created this award to be conferred periodically upon that person or

persons who, in the mind of the leadership of Andover Newton and Temple Shalom, best exemplify the spirit of Rabbi Rothman. This year Rabbi Eric Gurvis and I

had no question about our selection. We received countless affirmations of Edie and all that she has done to advance interreligious understanding. With this

award we seek to acknowledge the degree to which she has so unselfishly and enthusiastically reflected Rothman's teaching and witness, and for contagious

leadership she has offered to so many.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Edie!

--------------------------------
Paper Recycling: We did it!
--------------------------------
The Spring Paper Drive was a great success. The ANTS community collected enough paper to keep our bin. Thank-you to everyone who participated, donated paper,

emptied boxes, purchased boxes, and wore green ribbons.
Those of you who will be on campus this summer, please continue to bring in your paper and support the recycling program.
Thanks again!
The Paper Recycling Group

------------------------------------
Fall Course Time Change
------------------------------------
INTE 747F, Unitarian Universalist Polity, has been changed from Monday afternoons to Monday mornings. This is in order to resolve the conflict with Thematic

Preaching.


---------------------------------------
REGISTER NOW - Come to Spring COnvocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
---------------------------------------
Registration DEADLINE: May 10

Spring Convocation and Reunions
May 17, 2007
The keynote speaker at Spring Convocation will be Rev. Liz Walker, award-winning journalist and former anchor of the WBZ evening news. Following Liz's

address, a panel of Andover Newton faculty will discuss trouble areas around the globe. In the afternoon, enjoy World Music with Nick Page, founder and

director of Mystic Chorale.
Registration has been extended to May 10.
Read Convocation Invitation: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_letter.pdf
View Schedule: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_schedule.pdf
Download Registration Form: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_registration.pdf
Register Online: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/conv07_form.htm


SENIORS - COME TO CONVOCATION AS OUR GUESTS
Seniors are invited as our guests, and other students, faculty and staff are invited at the special ANTS price of $7. Guests and friends are invited to pay

$20 for the day.

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Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
---------------------------------------
Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor with the Chicago Children¹s Choir and he currently

directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the author of two books for teachers

and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music Education degree from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education

from Lesley College. See testimonies on Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather around the fire to sing folk songs, pop songs,

spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant past, long ago replaced by

television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and as a member of society.

Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes his living as a song leader. He works with children who

have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick renews the love. He also works

with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher workshops surround the perspectives of multi-cultural and

multi-sensory learning, particularly with the aid of singing.


"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful, expressive, energized singers like Nick can." Lee

Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey they long to travel again and again." Tim Sharp,

Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music education for all." Dr. Doreen Rao

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Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
---------------------------------------
We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're looking for nice background music.

Appropriate material appreciation will be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or pdeck@ants.edu.

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Invitation to Ordination
----------------------------------------

The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Bridgewater and the
First Universalist Society in Franklin request the honor of your presence at
the ordination of Joanne Marie Giannino into the Unitarian Universalist
Ministry
Sunday, June 10, 2007 3:00 p.m. at The First Parish Church Unitarian
Universalist, Bridgewater, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Reception to follow. Spouses/partners and children are invited to attend.
Childcare will be available. Clergy, religious educators and seminarians
are invited to gather and robe at 2:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. on or before May
20 at 508-528-5348 or fusf@verizon.net.

Directions to First Parish Bridgewater: 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA
508-697-2525. Take Rte. 24 to Exit 15 (Rte. 104) and at end of exit ramp
turn toward Bridgewater and follow Rte. 104 to the town Common. (Or take
Rte. 18 or 28 to the Common.) At the south end of the Common turn east
(right) onto School St. Church is on the left just past the Fire Station and
the Hunt School.
Turn left into parking lot.

—-----------------------------------------------
Vote in Student Association Elections
—-----------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections are in progress from Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Vote online now!
Vote:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=572613809702

To learn more about the candidates, visit the Student Association campus group in Connect:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Student_Association/

—---------------------------------------------------------------
Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
—---------------------------------------------------------------
Find your classmates and friends and gain access to ATLAS in our Alumni/ae Center, a password-restricted membership area for ANTS alumni/ae only.
Join the Alumni/ae Center: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/registration.htm

Sign up for the Andover Newton E-news newsletter to receive monthly notices about Andover Newton news and events. (The next newsletter will be sent in late

summer or early fall.)
Subscribe to Andover Newton E-news: http://www.ants.edu/alumnews/index.htm


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COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
-----------------------------------------------

Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm.

We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring

the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have

to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who

will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, May 8, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Paper Recycling: We did it!
- Fall Course Time Change

REVIEW

- Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- New Resident Representatives Chosen for 2007-2008
- Invitation to Ordination
- Vote in Student Association Elections
- Charles Street AME Church Residency Program
- Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
- Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
- Lodging At UCC General Synod
- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007

--------------------------------
Paper Recycling: We did it!
--------------------------------
The Spring Paper Drive was a great success. The ANTS community collected enough paper to keep our bin.

Thank-you to everyone who participated, donated paper, emptied boxes, purchased boxes, and wore green

ribbons.
Those of you who will be on campus this summer, please continue to bring in your paper and support the

recycling program.
Thanks again!
The Paper Recycling Group

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Fall Course Time Change
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INTE 747F, Unitarian Universalist Polity, has been changed from Monday afternoons to Monday mornings.

This is in order to resolve the conflict with Thematic Preaching.


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REGISTER NOW - Come to Spring COnvocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
---------------------------------------
Registration DEADLINE: May 10

Spring Convocation and Reunions
May 17, 2007
The keynote speaker at Spring Convocation will be Rev. Liz Walker, award-winning journalist and former

anchor of the WBZ evening news. Following Liz's address, a panel of Andover Newton faculty will discuss

trouble areas around the globe. In the afternoon, enjoy World Music with Nick Page, founder and director

of Mystic Chorale.
Registration has been extended to May 10.
Read Convocation Invitation: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_letter.pdf
View Schedule: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_schedule.pdf
Download Registration Form: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_registration.pdf
Register Online: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/conv07_form.htm


SENIORS - COME TO CONVOCATION AS OUR GUESTS
Seniors are invited as our guests, and other students, faculty and staff are invited at the special ANTS

price of $7. Guests and friends are invited to pay $20 for the day.

---------------------------------------
Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
---------------------------------------
Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor

with the Chicago Children¹s Choir and he currently directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as

leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the author of two books for

teachers and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music

Education degree from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Lesley College. See testimonies on

Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather

around the fire to sing folk songs, pop songs, spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not

see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant past, long ago replaced by

television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and

as a member of society.

Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes

his living as a song leader. He works with children who have an inborn love of singing and he works with

adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick renews the love. He also

works with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher

workshops surround the perspectives of multi-cultural and multi-sensory learning, particularly with the

aid of singing.


"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful,

expressive, energized singers like Nick can." Lee Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey

they long to travel again and again." Tim Sharp, Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music

education for all." Dr. Doreen Rao

---------------------------------------
Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
---------------------------------------
We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a

Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're looking for nice background music. Appropriate material appreciation will

be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or pdeck@ants.edu.

------------------------------------------
New Resident Representatives Chosen for 2007-2008
------------------------------------------

Congratulations to the students who were selected to serve in the role of Resident Representative during

the 2007-2008 academic year!

Herrick House: Kurt and Jen Walker (new)
Farwell Hall: Andy Edwards (new) and Chandra Bellamy (returning)
Kendall Hall: Cass Poulos (returning)
Fuller Hall: Len and Carol Hayward (returning)
Appleton-Chase: Liz Miller (new)

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Invitation to Ordination
----------------------------------------

The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Bridgewater and the
First Universalist Society in Franklin request the honor of your presence at
the ordination of Joanne Marie Giannino into the Unitarian Universalist
Ministry
Sunday, June 10, 2007 3:00 p.m. at The First Parish Church Unitarian
Universalist, Bridgewater, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Reception to follow. Spouses/partners and children are invited to attend.
Childcare will be available. Clergy, religious educators and seminarians
are invited to gather and robe at 2:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. on or before May
20 at 508-528-5348 or fusf@verizon.net.

Directions to First Parish Bridgewater: 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA
508-697-2525. Take Rte. 24 to Exit 15 (Rte. 104) and at end of exit ramp
turn toward Bridgewater and follow Rte. 104 to the town Common. (Or take
Rte. 18 or 28 to the Common.) At the south end of the Common turn east
(right) onto School St. Church is on the left just past the Fire Station and
the Hunt School.
Turn left into parking lot.

—-----------------------------------------------
Vote in Student Association Elections
—-----------------------------------------------
Student Association Elections are in progress from Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Vote online now!
Vote:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=572613809702

To learn more about the candidates, visit the Student Association campus group in Connect:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Student_Association/

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Charles Street AME Church Residency Program
------------------------------------
The Charles Street AME Church Residency Program seeks applicants for a 2 year, salaried position

beginning Sept. 1, 2007. Applications are due by May 25, 2007 (copies of the application are available

in the box on my door). the program is designed to enhance the experience of Itinerant Elders in

preparation for the pastoral ministry within the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

For more information please contact the Program Director, Rev. Viola P. Morris-Buchanan, at

vmbuchanan@csame.org or at 617-427-8077, ext. 1.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

—---------------------------------------------------------------
Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
—---------------------------------------------------------------
Find your classmates and friends and gain access to ATLAS in our Alumni/ae Center, a password-restricted

membership area for ANTS alumni/ae only.
Join the Alumni/ae Center: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/registration.htm

Sign up for the Andover Newton E-news newsletter to receive monthly notices about Andover Newton news

and events. (The next newsletter will be sent in late summer or early fall.)
Subscribe to Andover Newton E-news: http://www.ants.edu/alumnews/index.htm


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Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year.
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In recent months Dr. Valerie Dixon, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, shared with Dean Herzog and

her faculty colleagues her decision not to stand for tenure. This significant moment in the long

standing traditions of academia involves a great deal of reflection for any scholar. In the midst of

preparing for her schedule tenure review, Dr. Dixon, who is a well known womanist scholar and social

activist, decided that the road of tenured teaching was not consistent with her plans for herself and

her beliefs about the future of academia. In addition, this juncture affords her a chance to pursue some

doctoral teaching possibilities in a non-seminary setting, something that has been a growing interest

for some time.

Dr. Dixon will remain a full and active member of the Andover Newton faculty and community for the next

academic year. She has reached an agreement with the Dean to conclude her employment here in June of

2008. Since her announcement to the faculty Dr. Dixon has been an active participant in the search for

new ethics faculty at Andover Newton and her voice helped shape the choices we have so proudly presented

to our community in recent days.

Valerie has been a well-known presence in our community and, when the time is appropriate, we will find

a way to honor her for her many contributions to this community, and we will have an opportunity to wish

her well. Happily, she will be with us for another year so we can to benefit from her presence in our

midst.

Nick Carter

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COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
-----------------------------------------------

Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's

Baccalaureate service on Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm. We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one

hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

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Lodging At UCC General Synod
-----------------------------------------
UCC 26th General Synod

Hartford, CT

June 22-26, 2007

General Synod – Limited Alternative Lodging

There are a limited number of beds available at host homes in the Hartford Area for seminary students

who are unable to afford the cost of hotel lodging. Reservations must be made in advance and will not

be accepted after June 1. A Request for Home Accommodations Form is available by contacting Char

Corbett, Co-Moderator of ANTS UCC Student Fellowship by email at charcorbett@snet.net. Dates, the

number of beds, room sharing, allergies and special needs must be indicated. Breakfast at these homes

will be provided and you must secure your own transportation. Volunteers are also still needed for a

variety of Synod tasks and can also be indicated on the form. If you have other needs, questions or

concerns, please let Char know.

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Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
--------------------------------------------------------

Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of

courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in

this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a

cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and

more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these

resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial

offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until

now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition

in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes.

We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a

disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses

you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of

you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though

our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23

credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits

over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your

tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and

summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into

consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require

degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel

it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to

this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we

will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the

equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are

increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness

can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back

loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want

you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete

their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more

quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less

expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure

that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required

courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for

you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you

who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who

have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me

to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
----------------------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves

to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist

Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will

have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend

this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the

Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for

the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general,

and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
---------------------------------------
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson

Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of

course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by

2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all

attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers).

Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who

will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us

!

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Monday, May 07, 2007

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, May 7, 2007 - EVENTS THIS WEEK - and NEWS

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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- Art Exhibit: Community Art Exhibit
- Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
- Vote in Student Association Elections
- Writing Tutor Available

MONDAY:
- Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception - Monday, May 7

WEDNESDAY:
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - Wednesday, May 9

THURSDAY:
- Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch - Thursdsay, May 10
- REGISTER NOW - Come to Spring COnvocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free

NEWS
- Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
- Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
- BTI Spring Bulletin Available

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The Andover Newton Community Art Show
-----------------------------------------
April 11- May 21

You are invited to visit The Community Art Show at Andover Newton!
This year's exhibit of art done by students, staff, faculty, family and friends of Andover Newton celebrates creation and creativity in many inspired forms including painting, drawing, collage, quilting, assemblage, photography, mosaics and more!

On display in the Meetinghouse, April 11 - May 21

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Paper Recycling at ANTS: We Need You - April 25-May 11
------------------------------------------
Join in the ANTS Spring Paper Drive: Wednesday, April 25 until Friday, May 11.
Our goal? To collect at least 2 tons of paper by May 11.

Did you know?
*ANTS has a paper collection bin behind the Meeting House.
*The recycling company provides the bin for free if we produce at least 2 tons per month.
*We're in danger of losing the bin, since we've been producing only 0.25 tons per month.

We are asking every member of the ANTS community to bring in at least one paper shopping bag full of paper between now and May 11. All paper is acceptable; magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are great. Please, no phonebooks or cardboard of any kind.

Supported by the emerging Student Ecology Fellowship at ANTS: Come join us!
For more information or to get involved, contact Liz at garriganbyerly@gmail.com

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Vote in Student Association Elections - May 4 -10
------------------------------------------------
The Student Association elections for the 2007- 2008 Executive Board officers will be held electronically on the Student Association Connect site from Friday, May 4th to Thursday, May 10th . We now have a full slate of officers! A short statement from each of the candidates will also appear on the SA connect site.

For President: Len Hayward and Eric Wasileski

Vice President: Jason Boyd, Cristina Cabrera and Sherry Thomas

Secretary: Tempest Brevard

Treasurer: Phillip Fitz

Student Life Chair: Kurt Walker

One of the conclusions of yesterday's meeting was: The Student Association is a vital part of our community! With that in mind, we encourage all members of the student body to participate in this election.

Student Association Elections are in progress from Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Vote online now!
Vote:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=572613809702


To learn more about the candidates, visit the Student Association campus group in Connect:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Student_Association/


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Writing Tutor Available
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An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282

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Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception - Monday, May 7
---------------------------------
Dear Friends:

Our farewell reception for Matt Boulton and his family will be held on Monday, May 7th at 3 pm in the Peck Room.

Be there to express your appreciation for Matt's wonderful ministry in our midst and to wish Matt and his family the very best as they enter this period of transition.

See you there.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty


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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - Wednesday, May 9
----------------------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

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Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch - Thursday, May 10
----------------------------------------
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Peck Room

The Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch will be held on Thursday, May 10.

---------------------------------------
REGISTER NOW - Come to Spring COnvocation! - SPECIAL LOW PRICE For Students, SENIORS free
---------------------------------------
Registration DEADLINE: May 10

Spring Convocation and Reunions
May 17, 2007
The keynote speaker at Spring Convocation will be Rev. Liz Walker, award-winning journalist and former anchor of the WBZ evening news. Following Liz's address, a panel of Andover Newton faculty will discuss trouble areas around the globe. In the afternoon, enjoy World Music with Nick Page, founder and director of Mystic Chorale.
Registration has been extended to May 10.
Read Convocation Invitation: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_letter.pdf

View Schedule: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_schedule.pdf

Download Registration Form: http://www.ants.edu/alumni/convocation07_registration.pdf

Register Online: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/conv07_form.htm

SENIORS - COME TO CONVOCATION AS OUR GUESTS
Seniors are invited as our guests, and other students, faculty and staff are invited at the special ANTS price of $7. Guests and friends are invited to pay $20 for the day.

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Nick Page Power Sing at Convocation - May 17
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Nick Page will do a Power Sing after lunch on May 17th and that is not to be missed!

Nick Page is a composer, conductor, author, and song leader. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Page was a conductor with the Chicago Children¹s Choir and he currently directs the Mystic Chorale of Boston as well as leading sings and workshops throughout the Americas and Europe. He is the author of two books for teachers and his choral music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and by World Music Press. He has a Music Education degree from Ithaca College and a Masters in Education from Lesley College. See testimonies on Nick's homepage. A resume is below.

Nick Page has been surrounded by singing all of his life. Every Saturday night his family would gather around the fire to sing folk songs, pop songs, spirituals, and rounds---songs in harmony. Nick does not see these early experiences as being old fashioned or from a distant past, long ago replaced by television. Instead, he sees these experiences as being necessary for growth, both as an individual and as a member of society.

Believing that there should be no separation between the talented and the untalented, Nick Page makes his living as a song leader. He works with children who have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. Nick renews the love. He also works with educators, both classroom teachers and music specialists. The main themes in his teacher workshops surround the perspectives of multi-cultural and multi-sensory learning, particularly with the aid of singing.

"I've never seen anyone else who can capture the enthusiasm of a crowd and make them all into joyful, expressive, energized singers like Nick can." Lee Kessalman, composer

"Nick uses his knowledge of the cultural context of the music to take the students on a musical journey they long to travel again and again." Tim Sharp, Miami Children¹s Choir

"Nick Page is an American Icon, a song leader and choral composer dedicated to world music and music education for all." Dr. Doreen Rao

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Request for Pianist at Reunion Dinner - May 17
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We are looking for a pianist for dinner music for the alum dinner on May 17. There will be a Kurtzweiler keyboard - we're looking for nice background music. Appropriate material appreciation will be shown...
Please contact Priscilla Deck at 617-964-1100 ext. 209 or pdeck@ants.edu.


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BTI Spring Bulletin Available
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2007 issue of the Bulletin of the Boston Theological Institute (ISSN 1538-6597) has now been published.The Bulletin is available on-line at:

http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/bulletin/spring7.pdf

(The downloadable size of the file is 5.6M!)

This issue focuses on aspects of violence and policymaking, featuring personalities such as Pope Benedict XVI, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Senator John Kerry, Fr. Raymond Helmick, S.J., Mary Evelyn Tucker, and others* in addition to announcing new BTI Faculty publications and other events such as the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of Wilson Chapel of Andover Newton Theological School.


ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Friday, May 04, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Friday, May 4, 2007 OUTSIDE EVENTS

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Message from the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry
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The Next Constitutional Convention is Scheduled for May 9th
MassEquality has once again reserved space in front of the State House
for people to Rally. Presently the consensus is that the Constitutional
Convention will be postponed to a later date, however that doesn't mean
the legislators don't need to see and hear your support. Our opposition
has been urging their supporters, through radio ads and bulletins, to
contact their legislators to take a vote on the 9th. So please make an
effort to come by the State House on the 9th, and be sure to wear your
vestments. If you are planning on attending please send us an email and
we'll keep you informed on the day's events.


Go to www.rcfm.org to find out what you can do.

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Conferences at Yale Divinity School
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Dear colleagues,

I would like to call your attention to upcoming events at Yale
Divinity School, both free and open to the public, that may be of
interest to your communities. Please feel free to publicize as
appropriate.

1. The Yale Center for Faith and Culture is hosting a national
conference May 17-19 on "Equipping Pastoral Leadership." Workshops
and small group conversations will focus on family, work, civil life,
and the arts, all centered around dynamic worship and music. Keynote
speakers will be Miroslav Volf, director of the Center, and Craig
Dykstra, vice president for religion at The Lilly Endowment. A
downloadable conference brochure and other information is available
at:
http://www.yale.edu/faith/fwl/pastoral.htm

2. Summer Term and Summer Languages 2007

In June 2007, Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music,
in cooperation with Berkeley Divinity School, will offer an exciting
series of weeklong courses in a variety of fields, including biblical
studies, worship, music, environmental and sexual ethics, pastoral
care, art, and ministry. Three sessions are planned in New Haven,
coinciding with the city's annual International Festival of Arts &
Ideas: June 4-8, June 11-15, and June 18-22.

In addition, a special two-day theological update course will be held
June 20-21, taught by Dean Harold Attridge, Miroslav Volf and other
senior Yale faculty. And, independent of the three-week Summer Term,
language courses in Greek, Hebrew and Latin will also be offered May
29-July 11. Language courses may be taken for regular academic
credit.

Further information, including a schedule of fees, is posted online at
http://www.yale.edu/sdqsummerterm

Summer Term brochures can be
ordered at 203-432-5358 or summerterm@yale.edu.

Best regards,

Gus Spohn

--
Gustav Spohn
Director of Communications and Publications
Yale Divinity School

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Pray Daily for Peace
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Have you ever wondered what you can do to promote
peace in the world?

Are you often too busy with life's important
obligations ~ family, worship, work or school ~ to
participate in organized peace actions?

Pray Daily for Peace gives you the opportunity to
express your desire for peace in a personal and
powerful way, designed to fit your individual
schedule.

To support this ANTS student-led initiative,
during lunch in the ANTS cafeteria on Tuesday, May
1st, stop by our table to:

- Put on a peace armband
- Pick-up a Pray Daily for Peace brochure
- Provide your church's e-mail address so we can
tell them about Pray Daily for Peace
- Commit to ask your congregation to join in the
daily prayer effort and the UN International Day
of Peace, September 21, 2007.

For more information visit:
www.PrayDailyForPeace.org

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Voices Rising: Now We Become Ourselves
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Leora Zimmer, Artistic Director
Jennifer Greene, Accompanist

Sunday, May 6, 3:30 PM
The Congregational Church of Needham,
United Church of Christ
1154 Great Plain Ave., Needham

In Now We Become Ourselves,
Voices Rising sings of our bodies' physical and spiritual triumphs
and perceived failings - a musical examination of self image
and a celebration of beauty and strength.

Voices Rising is a women's chorus, founded upon feminist principles of
community, inclusivity, activism and education. They sing together to
give voice to their lives, identities and beliefs, and to celebrate the
diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and women's communities
in and around Boston.

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The Spring Meeting of the Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers
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Wednesday, May 9, 2006, 9:00am - 1:00pm
At First Parish in Milton

"Moulding for Ministry: How Seminarians are formed for Parish ministry"

Speakers: The Rev. Dr. Paul Adkins of the First Congregational Church
in Shrewsbury
And: The Rev. David Johnson, Advisor to UU students at Andover Newton
for the last decade

Theological Education is under pressure from trustees, denominational
authorities, donors, faculty, students and from a changing
theological climate with many conflicting directions and forces. Few
theological schools have the resources they had just a few years ago.

The Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers is an
ancient and honorable body of clergy, inviting and including any
ministers who serve churches that were part of the "Standing Order"
of the Commonwealth before the separation in the early 19th century.
Thus it includes UCC, CCC, NACCC, UUA and potentially other ministers
in its continuing membership. It meets once or twice a year for
programs, business and fellowship.

Reservations: Please call or write:
Rev. David Johnson
P.O. Box 176 , Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 562-9180
e-mail - djohnson@uuma.org

Schedule:
9:00 Coffee - Registration - $10
Collegial Gathering
9:30 Worship
10:30 Presentation - Discussion
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Adjournment

Church Address: First Parish in Milton
535 Canton Ave., Milton, MA
Phone (617)698-6329

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New England Association of United Church Educators
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May 8-10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

"A Model of Discipleship for the 21st Century;" A Seminar for Clergy, Judicatories
and Educators with Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel and Rev. Dr. David W. Anderson from the Youth
and Family Institute 

Tuesday, May 8 - Thursday, May 10

NEAUCE Annual Conference on Christian Education
"Catch the Faith----Pass it On"
Registration starts at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and the conference ends at 1:00 pm on Thursday.
Click here [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=68fnl5bab.0.mcb9u7bab.ekh8vabab.1171&ts=S0240&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.auce-educators.org%2FAUCE%2520HomePage%2FNew%2520England.html]
to learn more about these two events and then register today!

For more information on either of these events please contact Nancy Murdock, Chairperson,
New England Association of United Church Educators at 603-432-2313 or portia96@gmail.com
[mailto:portia96@gmail.com].
Sincerely,
Your Educational Ministries Team

Massachusetts Conference, UCC
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

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New England Association of United Church Educators - May 8-10, 2007
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Save the date: NEAUCE at Craigville
May 8-10, 2007

Catch the Faith---Pass it On with Keynote Speakers and Worship Leaders from The Youth and Family Institute. More information to come but now is the time to mark your calendar.

For more information:
http://www.auce-educators.org/AUCE%20HomePage/New%20England.html

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Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Launches the Interfaith Youth Initiative (I-FYI)
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July 7-15, 2007 and beyond!

Save the date! Nominate youth and young adults today!

I-FYI is a uniquely powerful and transformative experience designed for teens (ages 15-18), as well as college and graduate students serving as mentors and staff.

The theme is "Living the Beloved Community." Together we will update and enact Dr. King's radical spiritual vision of justice and peace, through the eyes of the millennial/Hip-Hop generation.

I-FYI will focus on 5 Core Values: Building Bridges, Training Leaders, Engaging Faith, Making Peace, and Serving Others.

This program offers a powerful, fun, and dynamic mix of community building, workshops, service experiences, and learning trips which will engage urban and suburban realities. Participants will learn about their own leadership and peacemaking styles and develop new skills for transformation in their schools, communities, and congregations. Youth will create film, art, poetry/spoken word, dance and theological reflections on our vision of justice and peace.

Participants will come from diverse religious backgrounds and grow more deeply in their own faith traditions through dialogue and action with others. Leadership will come from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. All are welcome.

Come join us for this nine day residential immersion experience (July 7-15), with ongoing opportunities in the academic year for mentoring, retreats, and support in pursuing your academic and professional dreams.

For more information: contact Alexander Levering Kern and Matt Carriker at Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458, 617-244-3650, akern@coopmet.org or IFYI@coopmet.org,

www.coopmet.org

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News Friday, May 4, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- New Resident Representatives Chosen for 2007-2008
- Invitation to Ordination
- Vote in Student Association Elections
- Charles Street AME Church Residency Program
- Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News

REVIEW

- Golf Classic Thank You
- Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception
- Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
- "Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
- Lodging At UCC General Synod
- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- Writing Tutor Available
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007

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New Resident Representatives Chosen for 2007-2008
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Congratulations to the students who were selected to serve in the role of Resident Representative during the 2007-2008 academic year!

Herrick House: Kurt and Jen Walker (new)
Farwell Hall: Andy Edwards (new) and Chandra Bellamy (returning)
Kendall Hall: Cass Poulos (returning)
Fuller Hall: Len and Carol Hayward (returning)
Appleton-Chase: Liz Miller (new)

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Invitation to Ordination
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The First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Bridgewater and the
First Universalist Society in Franklin request the honor of your presence at
the ordination of Joanne Marie Giannino into the Unitarian Universalist
Ministry
Sunday, June 10, 2007 3:00 p.m. at The First Parish Church Unitarian
Universalist, Bridgewater, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.
Reception to follow. Spouses/partners and children are invited to attend.
Childcare will be available. Clergy, religious educators and seminarians
are invited to gather and robe at 2:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. on or before May
20 at 508-528-5348 or fusf@verizon.net.

Directions to First Parish Bridgewater: 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA
508-697-2525. Take Rte. 24 to Exit 15 (Rte. 104) and at end of exit ramp
turn toward Bridgewater and follow Rte. 104 to the town Common. (Or take
Rte. 18 or 28 to the Common.) At the south end of the Common turn east
(right) onto School St. Church is on the left just past the Fire Station and
the Hunt School.
Turn left into parking lot.

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Vote in Student Association Elections
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Student Association Elections are in progress from Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Vote online now!
Vote:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=572613809702

To learn more about the candidates, visit the Student Association campus group in Connect:
https://connect.ants.edu/ics/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Student_Association/

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Charles Street AME Church Residency Program
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The Charles Street AME Church Residency Program seeks applicants for a 2 year, salaried position beginning Sept. 1, 2007. Applications are due by May 25, 2007 (copies of the application are available in the box on my door). the program is designed to enhance the experience of Itinerant Elders in preparation for the pastoral ministry within the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

For more information please contact the Program Director, Rev. Viola P. Morris-Buchanan, at vmbuchanan@csame.org or at 617-427-8077, ext. 1.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Graduating Seniors - Join the Alumni/ae Center and Get the News
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Find your classmates and friends and gain access to ATLAS in our Alumni/ae Center, a password-restricted membership area for ANTS alumni/ae only.
Join the Alumni/ae Center: https://andover1.securesites.com/alumni/registration.htm

Sign up for the Andover Newton E-news newsletter to receive monthly notices about Andover Newton news and events. (The next newsletter will be sent in late summer or early fall.)
Subscribe to Andover Newton E-news: http://www.ants.edu/alumnews/index.htm


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Golf Classic Thank You
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Mary Herzog and Debbi Carter would like to thank everyone who participated in making the First Annual Indoor Golf Classic a success. The people who attended are in agreement that it was a happy way to raise funds for such an important cause. The proceeds will all go toward the goals established through the Office of the Dean of Students, Nancy Nienhuis, which include:

1. First Aid kits for residence halls
2. Electrical Outlets for computer access in Kendall Hall
3. Full spectrum lights for Appleton Chase and Sturtevant
4. Desk chairs for study carrels for Fuller/Kendall
5. Needs approved by the Dean of Students that will serve to improve the quality of student life at Andover Newton

We received very thoughtful donations from a variety of individuals and businesses, which made it possible to have over forty silent auction items and an assortment of door prizes. Brita Gill-Austern was the winner of the raffle trip to Samoset Lodge in Rockport, Maine. Nancy Nienhuis was the winner of the indoor golf game tournament.

Several students from Andover Newton (Cass Poulos, Ruth Edens, Donna Colletti-Lowre, and Cristina Cabrera) did an outstanding job in helping to raise funds and to recruit other volunteers. We even had a local neighbor, Jim Karg, volunteer to help.
We thank everyone who assisted in making this event successful, and we anticipate another successful event in 2008!

Mary Herzog and Debbi Carter

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Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception
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Dear Friends:

Our farewell reception for Matt Boulton and his family will be held on Monday, May 7th at 3 pm in the Peck Room.

Be there to express your appreciation for Matt's wonderful ministry in our midst and to wish Matt and his family the very best as they enter this period of transition.

See you there.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

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Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year.
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In recent months Dr. Valerie Dixon, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, shared with Dean Herzog and her faculty colleagues her decision not to stand for tenure. This significant moment in the long standing traditions of academia involves a great deal of reflection for any scholar. In the midst of preparing for her schedule tenure review, Dr. Dixon, who is a well known womanist scholar and social activist, decided that the road of tenured teaching was not consistent with her plans for herself and her beliefs about the future of academia. In addition, this juncture affords her a chance to pursue some doctoral teaching possibilities in a non-seminary setting, something that has been a growing interest for some time.

Dr. Dixon will remain a full and active member of the Andover Newton faculty and community for the next academic year. She has reached an agreement with the Dean to conclude her employment here in June of 2008. Since her announcement to the faculty Dr. Dixon has been an active participant in the search for new ethics faculty at Andover Newton and her voice helped shape the choices we have so proudly presented to our community in recent days.

Valerie has been a well-known presence in our community and, when the time is appropriate, we will find a way to honor her for her many contributions to this community, and we will have an opportunity to wish her well. Happily, she will be with us for another year so we can to benefit from her presence in our midst.

Nick Carter

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"Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
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The beloved community cares about creation, and the Spring Paper Drive is doing great! Thank-you to all who are responding so positively with encouragement, questions, and, of course, your paper.
*We have already collected about 1 ton of paper. That's halfway to our goal of collecting 2 tons by May 11, and thereby keeping our paper collection bin. If we collect more than 2 tons per month, we will start making money for ANTS.
*We are asking every member of the ANTS community to contribute at least one paper bag full of recycled paper by May 11. In addition, some people are bringing in paper from their households, churches, and businesses.This is great.
***The bin was emptied on Monday and is ready to receive your offering.
*Volunteer opportunities: emptying a paper collection box, monitoring signs, spreading the word. If you'd like to get involved, please contact Liz at <garriganbyerly@gmail.com>.
Thank-you for your enthusiastic response--let's keep it up!
The ANTS RECYCLES Group

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COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
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Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm. We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

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Lodging At UCC General Synod
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UCC 26th General Synod

Hartford, CT

June 22-26, 2007

General Synod – Limited Alternative Lodging

There are a limited number of beds available at host homes in the Hartford Area for seminary students who are unable to afford the cost of hotel lodging. Reservations must be made in advance and will not be accepted after June 1. A Request for Home Accommodations Form is available by contacting Char Corbett, Co-Moderator of ANTS UCC Student Fellowship by email at charcorbett@snet.net. Dates, the number of beds, room sharing, allergies and special needs must be indicated. Breakfast at these homes will be provided and you must secure your own transportation. Volunteers are also still needed for a variety of Synod tasks and can also be indicated on the form. If you have other needs, questions or concerns, please let Char know.

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Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
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Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes. We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23 credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

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Writing Tutor Available
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An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282

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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Thursday, May 03, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Thursday, May 3, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Golf Classic Thank You
- Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception

REVIEW

- Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year
- Student Association Elections - UPDATED
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
- "Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
- Lodging At UCC General Synod
- Missing tables
- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- Writing Tutor Available
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007

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Golf Classic Thank You
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Mary Herzog and Debbi Carter would like to thank everyone who participated in making the First Annual Indoor Golf Classic a success. The people who attended are in agreement that it was a happy way to raise funds for such an important cause. The proceeds will all go toward the goals established through the Office of the Dean of Students, Nancy Nienhuis, which include:

1. First Aid kits for residence halls
2. Electrical Outlets for computer access in Kendall Hall
3. Full spectrum lights for Appleton Chase and Sturtevant
4. Desk chairs for study carrels for Fuller/Kendall
5. Needs approved by the Dean of Students that will serve to improve the quality of student life at Andover Newton

We received very thoughtful donations from a variety of individuals and businesses, which made it possible to have over forty silent auction items and an assortment of door prizes. Brita Gill-Austern was the winner of the raffle trip to Samoset Lodge in Rockport, Maine. Nancy Nienhuis was the winner of the indoor golf game tournament.

Several students from Andover Newton (Cass Poulos, Ruth Edens, Donna Colletti-Lowre, and Cristina Cabrera) did an outstanding job in helping to raise funds and to recruit other volunteers. We even had a local neighbor, Jim Karg, volunteer to help.
We thank everyone who assisted in making this event successful, and we anticipate another successful event in 2008!

Mary Herzog and Debbi Carter

---------------------------------
Matt Boulton's Farewell Reception
---------------------------------
Dear Friends:

Our farewell reception for Matt Boulton and his family will be held on Monday, May 7th at 3 pm in the Peck Room.

Be there to express your appreciation for Matt's wonderful ministry in our midst and to wish Matt and his family the very best as they enter this period of transition.

See you there.

Bill Herzog II
Dean of the Faculty

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In recent months Dr. Valerie Dixon, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, shared with Dean Herzog and her faculty colleagues her decision not to stand for tenure. This significant moment in the long standing traditions of academia involves a great deal of reflection for any scholar. In the midst of preparing for her schedule tenure review, Dr. Dixon, who is a well known womanist scholar and social activist, decided that the road of tenured teaching was not consistent with her plans for herself and her beliefs about the future of academia. In addition, this juncture affords her a chance to pursue some doctoral teaching possibilities in a non-seminary setting, something that has been a growing interest for some time.

Dr. Dixon will remain a full and active member of the Andover Newton faculty and community for the next academic year. She has reached an agreement with the Dean to conclude her employment here in June of 2008. Since her announcement to the faculty Dr. Dixon has been an active participant in the search for new ethics faculty at Andover Newton and her voice helped shape the choices we have so proudly presented to our community in recent days.

Valerie has been a well-known presence in our community and, when the time is appropriate, we will find a way to honor her for her many contributions to this community, and we will have an opportunity to wish her well. Happily, she will be with us for another year so we can to benefit from her presence in our midst.

Nick Carter

-------------------------------
Student Association Elections - UPDATE
-------------------------------
There is a new candidate for Treasurer. Cristina Cabrera will be running for Treasurer in the place of Phillip Fitz. Phillip asked the Student Association to withdraw his name because his schedule next year would not allow him to give the time needed to fulfill the Treasurer's position.

The candidate's pictures and statements are now on the Student Association pages on Connect. Please take the time to read their statements.

Election of Officers will take place from Friday, May 4 to Thursday May 10 on line. The URL will be posted Friday, May 4 on the Student Association pages on Connect and on the ANTS home page. Please take the time to vote.

Thanks,

Christina

-----------------------------------------------
"Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
-----------------------------------------------

The beloved community cares about creation, and the Spring Paper Drive is doing great! Thank-you to all who are responding so positively with encouragement, questions, and, of course, your paper.
*We have already collected about 1 ton of paper. That's halfway to our goal of collecting 2 tons by May 11, and thereby keeping our paper collection bin. If we collect more than 2 tons per month, we will start making money for ANTS.
*We are asking every member of the ANTS community to contribute at least one paper bag full of recycled paper by May 11. In addition, some people are bringing in paper from their households, churches, and businesses.This is great.
***The bin was emptied on Monday and is ready to receive your offering.
*Volunteer opportunities: emptying a paper collection box, monitoring signs, spreading the word. If you'd like to get involved, please contact Liz at <garriganbyerly@gmail.com>.
Thank-you for your enthusiastic response--let's keep it up!
The ANTS RECYCLES Group

-----------------------------------------------
COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
-----------------------------------------------

Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm. We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Lodging At UCC General Synod
-----------------------------------------
UCC 26th General Synod

Hartford, CT

June 22-26, 2007

General Synod – Limited Alternative Lodging

There are a limited number of beds available at host homes in the Hartford Area for seminary students who are unable to afford the cost of hotel lodging. Reservations must be made in advance and will not be accepted after June 1. A Request for Home Accommodations Form is available by contacting Char Corbett, Co-Moderator of ANTS UCC Student Fellowship by email at charcorbett@snet.net. Dates, the number of beds, room sharing, allergies and special needs must be indicated. Breakfast at these homes will be provided and you must secure your own transportation. Volunteers are also still needed for a variety of Synod tasks and can also be indicated on the form. If you have other needs, questions or concerns, please let Char know.

---------------------------
Missing tables
---------------------------

Last Monday we noticed two of our 6' plastic tables that were kept under the stairs near the Peck room were missing. If anyone has borrowed them or knows of their whereabouts, could you please return them to this location or let us know where we can find them, so we can pick them up. We really need all our tables for upcoming events.

Building & Grounds

--------------------------------------------------------
Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
--------------------------------------------------------

Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes. We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23 credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

-------------------------------------
Writing Tutor Available
-------------------------------------
An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282

----------------------------------------
Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
----------------------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

---------------------------------------
Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
---------------------------------------
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

---------------------------------------
Courses Slated for P3
---------------------------------------
Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Wednesday, May 2, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year
- Student Association Elections
- COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!

REVIEW

- "Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
- Lodging At UCC General Synod
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 1, 2007
- Parking Notice - Quad striping
- Missing tables
- Pretty Scarf Found
- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- Writing Tutor Available
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Valerie Dixon opts to not stand for tenure: plans to leave ANTS next year.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In recent months Dr. Valerie Dixon, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, shared with Dean Herzog and her faculty colleagues her decision not to stand for tenure. This significant moment in the long standing traditions of academia involves a great deal of reflection for any scholar. In the midst of preparing for her schedule tenure review, Dr. Dixon, who is a well known womanist scholar and social activist, decided that the road of tenured teaching was not consistent with her plans for herself and her beliefs about the future of academia. In addition, this juncture affords her a chance to pursue some doctoral teaching possibilities in a non-seminary setting, something that has been a growing interest for some time.

Dr. Dixon will remain a full and active member of the Andover Newton faculty and community for the next academic year. She has reached an agreement with the Dean to conclude her employment here in June of 2008. Since her announcement to the faculty Dr. Dixon has been an active participant in the search for new ethics faculty at Andover Newton and her voice helped shape the choices we have so proudly presented to our community in recent days.

Valerie has been a well-known presence in our community and, when the time is appropriate, we will find a way to honor her for her many contributions to this community, and we will have an opportunity to wish her well. Happily, she will be with us for another year so we can to benefit from her presence in our midst.

Nick Carter

-------------------------------
Student Association Elections
-------------------------------
Yesterday, May 1, the student association voted to move ahead with the election of officers and keep the association up and running while studying and revising the current system. Therefore, it is with great excitement that we announce:

The Student Association elections for the 2007- 2008 Executive Board officers will be held electronically on the Student Association Connect site from Friday, May 4th to Thursday, May 10th . We now have a full slate of officers! A short statement from each of the candidates will also appear on the SA connect site.

For President: Len Hayward and Eric Wasileski

Vice President: Jason Boyd, Cristina Cabrera and Sherry Thomas

Secretary: Tempest Brevard

Treasurer: Phillip Fitz

Student Life Chair: Kurt Walker

One of the conclusions of yesterday's meeting was: The Student Association is a vital part of our community! With that in mind, we encourage all members of the student body to participate in this election.

-----------------------------------------------
"Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
-----------------------------------------------

The beloved community cares about creation, and the Spring Paper Drive is doing great! Thank-you to all who are responding so positively with encouragement, questions, and, of course, your paper.
*We have already collected about 1 ton of paper. That's halfway to our goal of collecting 2 tons by May 11, and thereby keeping our paper collection bin. If we collect more than 2 tons per month, we will start making money for ANTS.
*We are asking every member of the ANTS community to contribute at least one paper bag full of recycled paper by May 11. In addition, some people are bringing in paper from their households, churches, and businesses.This is great.
***The bin was emptied on Monday and is ready to receive your offering.
*Volunteer opportunities: emptying a paper collection box, monitoring signs, spreading the word. If you'd like to get involved, please contact Liz at <garriganbyerly@gmail.com>.
Thank-you for your enthusiastic response--let's keep it up!
The ANTS RECYCLES Group

-----------------------------------------------
COME SING in the 2007 ANTS BACCALAUREATE CHOIR!
-----------------------------------------------

Come one, come all, and be part of the first ANTS Community Service in Wilson Chapel, this year's Baccalaureate service on Friday evening, May 18, at 7:00pm. We'll gather in Wilson at 6:00pm sharp (one hour before the service begins), and learn the song we'll sing in the service.

Bring your friends! All are welcome to sing: students, staff, friends, and enemies!

Questions? Contact Professor Matthew Myer Boulton: mboulton@ants.edu

-----------------------------------------
Lodging At UCC General Synod
-----------------------------------------
UCC 26th General Synod

Hartford, CT

June 22-26, 2007

General Synod – Limited Alternative Lodging

There are a limited number of beds available at host homes in the Hartford Area for seminary students who are unable to afford the cost of hotel lodging. Reservations must be made in advance and will not be accepted after June 1. A Request for Home Accommodations Form is available by contacting Char Corbett, Co-Moderator of ANTS UCC Student Fellowship by email at charcorbett@snet.net. Dates, the number of beds, room sharing, allergies and special needs must be indicated. Breakfast at these homes will be provided and you must secure your own transportation. Volunteers are also still needed for a variety of Synod tasks and can also be indicated on the form. If you have other needs, questions or concerns, please let Char know.

—-------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - May 1, 2007
—-------------------------------------------------
The May 1, 2007 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

------------------------------------
Parking Notice - Quad striping
------------------------------------
On Thursday, May 3, Shawmut will be striping the quad. This will require the quad be blocked off for most of that day. We also ask that no cars park on the quad over night on Wednesday, May 2 to enable them to begin their work as early as possible on Thursday.

Building & Grounds

---------------------------
Missing tables
---------------------------

Last Monday we noticed two of our 6' plastic tables that were kept under the stairs near the Peck room were missing. If anyone has borrowed them or knows of their whereabouts, could you please return them to this location or let us know where we can find them, so we can pick them up. We really need all our tables for upcoming events.

Building & Grounds

--------------------
Pretty Scarf Found
--------------------
Blue and green, crochet-like knit.
Pick up at Lost and Found at Main Desk in Dabney.

--------------------------------------------------------
Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
--------------------------------------------------------

Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes. We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23 credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

-------------------------------
Trustees Elect New Faculty
-------------------------------
Good people:

It gives me enormous pleasure to share with you that last night the Andover Newton Board of Trustees received your recommendations with enthusiasm and voted unanimously to elect

Dr. Nimi Wariboko to the position Associate Professor in Katharine B. Stuart Chair of Christian Ethics, effective July 1, 2007. As circumstance would have it, Nimi will be on campus today and tomorrow attending the Templeton conference on Bioethics. If you see him, please offer him a warm welcome.

AND

Dr. Maria Theresa Davila ("MT") to the position of Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics(elect), effective no later July 1, 2008 (pending the departure of Dr. Valerie Dixon). Bill Herzog will be in communication with MT today and further details of her work with us over the next year will be forthcoming.

Following the Board meeting Dean Bill Herzog joined me in telephoning both Nimi and MT to tell them of the Board's decision. Needless, to say it was a happy night for all of us.

You should know that the trustees concluded their voting with a round of applause for all who worked so hard to make this happen and for the promise these two new faculty members hold for our school.

Congratulations to us all!

-------------------------------------
Writing Tutor Available
-------------------------------------
An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282

----------------------------------------
Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
----------------------------------------
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

---------------------------------------
Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
---------------------------------------
Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

---------------------------------------
Courses Slated for P3
---------------------------------------
Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/


ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

ANTS Student E-News Tuesday, May 1, 2007

In this message:

NEW

- "Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
- Lodging At UCC General Synod
- BTI Newsletter Available - May 1, 2007
- Parking Notice - Quad striping
- Missing tables
- Pretty Scarf Found
- May 2nd-Classroom changes

REVIEW

- Passion Play (Plus)
- Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
- New Summer 2007 Course
- A Farewell To Colby Chapel
- Writing Tutor Available
- Summer course update- NEW DATES
- Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
- Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
- Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2


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"Our Bin Runneth Over": ANTS Paper Recycling
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The beloved community cares about creation, and the Spring Paper Drive is doing great! Thank-you to all who are responding so positively with encouragement, questions, and, of course, your paper.
*We have already collected about 1 ton of paper. That's halfway to our goal of collecting 2 tons by May 11, and thereby keeping our paper collection bin. If we collect more than 2 tons per month, we will start making money for ANTS.
*We are asking every member of the ANTS community to contribute at least one paper bag full of recycled paper by May 11. In addition, some people are bringing in paper from their households, churches, and businesses.This is great.
***The bin was emptied on Monday and is ready to receive your offering.
*Volunteer opportunities: emptying a paper collection box, monitoring signs, spreading the word. If you'd like to get involved, please contact Liz at <garriganbyerly@gmail.com>.
Thank-you for your enthusiastic response--let's keep it up!
The ANTS RECYCLES Group

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Lodging At UCC General Synod
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UCC 26th General Synod

Hartford, CT

June 22-26, 2007

General Synod – Limited Alternative Lodging

There are a limited number of beds available at host homes in the Hartford Area for seminary students who are unable to afford the cost of hotel lodging. Reservations must be made in advance and will not be accepted after June 1. A Request for Home Accommodations Form is available by contacting Char Corbett, Co-Moderator of ANTS UCC Student Fellowship by email at charcorbett@snet.net. Dates, the number of beds, room sharing, allergies and special needs must be indicated. Breakfast at these homes will be provided and you must secure your own transportation. Volunteers are also still needed for a variety of Synod tasks and can also be indicated on the form. If you have other needs, questions or concerns, please let Char know.

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BTI Newsletter Available - May 1, 2007
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The May 1, 2007 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Parking Notice - Quad striping
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On Thursday, May 3, Shawmut will be striping the quad. This will require the quad be blocked off for most of that day. We also ask that no cars park on the quad over night on Wednesday, May 2 to enable them to begin their work as early as possible on Thursday.

Building & Grounds

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Missing tables
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Last Monday we noticed two of our 6' plastic tables that were kept under the stairs near the Peck room were missing. If anyone has borrowed them or knows of their whereabouts, could you please return them to this location or let us know where we can find them, so we can pick them up. We really need all our tables for upcoming events.

Building & Grounds

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Pretty Scarf Found
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Blue and green, crochet-like knit.
Pick up at Lost and Found at Main Desk in Dabney.

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May 2nd-Classroom changes
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Wednesday, May 2
Classroom location

Just for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2nd check for classrooms changes:

9-noon

NEWT 742-Prof Wan- Greene Room-
Dabney Hall, 3rd floor

PSYF792-Prof. Perry- Stoddard Hall

2-4:50

NEWT 638-Prof. Pregeant- Greene Room-Dabney Hall, 3rd floor

CMED601-Prof Mayher-Stoddard Hall

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Passion Play (Plus)
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On Wednesday May 2nd, Jen Munroe-Nathans and Lisa Durkee Abbott will be presenting a project from their Directed Study in WOTA. "Passion Play (Plus)" is a multimedia presentation that will include the read around of the play's text, including many characters--perhaps read by you! We will be presenting in Sturtevant Lounge following the Senior Breakfast, at 11:00, with the presentation lasting around one hour. We hope to see many of you there!

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Rationale for New Tuition Fee Structure, April 2007
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Download PDF letter: http://www.ants.edu/student/forms/RationaleTuition0708.pdf

Dear ANTS Students,

Beginning next year we will be implementing a multi-tiered tuition structure based on the number of courses you're taking. We wanted to let you know about this new scale and explain why we are moving in this direction.

As you know, there are a number of services that support student life at ANTS, all of which come at a cost. Faculty, staff, the library, cafeteria, building infrastructure and upkeep, IT resources, and more all come at a cost. Regardless of whether you take 1 class or 8 over a given year, all of these resources need to be in place for each of you. Each tuition credit hour you pay provides a partial offset of these costs, although tuition does not cover the full cost of running the school. Up until now we have split these costs evenly across all students, even though those of you who pay more tuition in a given semester are actually contributing more to these costs than are those who take fewer classes. We feel that it is unjust to ask those of you who pay more tuition to continue to cover a disproportionate portion of these costs.

In order to address this concern we are moving to a multi-tiered tuition structure. The more courses you take, the lower your cost per credit hour. In fact, for the first time in recent history those of you who are full-time (24+ credits/year) will pay no increase in tuition at all next year, even though our operating costs have risen. We have elected to give you a 4% discount. Those of you who take 21-23 credits will face the standard 4% increase in tuition, or $450/credit hour. If you take 15-20 credits over the course of a year your tuition will be $500/credit hour, and if you take 0-14 credits your tuition will be $550/credit hour. The total credits for courses you take; fall, winter, spring, and summer, will be added together to get these totals.

Aside from the justice issue described above there are a number of other items we took into consideration as we made this decision:

- We want to continue to support part-time students. Unlike many of our peer institutions who require degree candidates to be full-time (in part because their costs per student go down when they do) we feel it is important to continue to have part-time students at ANTS. We appreciate what you contribute to this community.

- We want to raise the level of financial aid available to students. By making these adjustments we will be able to increase the amount we can discount your cost of attending ANTS. While we offered the equivalent of a 22% discount last year to those with greatest financial need, this year we are increasing that discount to 30%.

- We are concerned about student debt. We know from our own and national data that student indebtedness can make the difference between someone staying in ministry or leaving because they cannot pay back loans. We also know that students who move through seminary more quickly leave with less debt. We want you to have less debt.

- Church bodies have expressed concern to us about the length of time students are taking to complete their studies. We hope this change provides motivation for you to move through your ANTS work more quickly.

- We asked you! In a recent survey on course load many of you indicated that if we made it less expensive to take more courses you would probably elect to take more classes.

As we begin to provide a tuition structure that is fairer across students, we are also working to insure that our course offering match your schedules. We are trying to increase the number of times required courses are offered as well as adjusting the scheduling of these courses in order to make it easier for you to move smoothly toward your goal of graduation. At the same time, we still welcome those of you who want to take your time as you journey through seminary. And for those of you who are seniors, who have pursued your degrees full-time and have very few classes left to take next year, please contact me to discuss what we'll do for you in light of this new schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Take good care,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life
Faculty of Theology

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New Summer 2007 Course
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ETHI 767 J Ethics in Literature- Prof. Dixon
May 29-June1, June 4-8; 9-noon

This course will read both classical and contemporary literary works through the interpretative lens of ethics.

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A Farewell To Colby Chapel
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Next Wednesday, May 2nd, the traditional Senior Chapel Service will be held at 1:00PM in Colby Chapel. This is the last chapel service of the academic year. It is marked by the offering of 'milk and honey' to the graduating seniors, and has come to be a cherished time in the life of the school.

This year, however, the Senior Chapel Service will take on special meaning. The last service of the year and with the rapidly approaching opening of the new Wilson Chapel, it means this will be the last formal chapel service ever to be held in Colby Chapel. The Chapel, which was first dedicated in 1897 (it was formerly the school's library) and then renovated in 1930, has played a distinctive role in the life of Andover Newton for 110 years. Generations of students have worshiped there. Distinguished faculty and clergy have preached there (one faculty member even died there!). Some have heard their call to ministry there, many have found solace and inspiration there, and countless others preached their first sermon there. Dozens of weddings have taken place there as well.

For this reason, at the close of the Senior Chapel Service, there will be a special ritual of thanksgiving and farewell to Colby Chapel. A central feature of this ritual will be a procession across campus to deliver the sacred objects (cross, candlesticks, Bible, communion ware, etc) to the new Wilson Chapel. Current students, staff and faculty will be joined by Andover Newton alums to participate in this historic moment of transition.

I invite you all to come and be a part of this important ritual. Please feel free to invite others. In this our 200th year as a school we are keenly aware of our past and we know that how we end things is just as important as how we begin things.

President Nick Carter

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Trustees Elect New Faculty
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Good people:

It gives me enormous pleasure to share with you that last night the Andover Newton Board of Trustees received your recommendations with enthusiasm and voted unanimously to elect

Dr. Nimi Wariboko to the position Associate Professor in Katharine B. Stuart Chair of Christian Ethics, effective July 1, 2007. As circumstance would have it, Nimi will be on campus today and tomorrow attending the Templeton conference on Bioethics. If you see him, please offer him a warm welcome.

AND

Dr. Maria Theresa Davila ("MT") to the position of Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics(elect), effective no later July 1, 2008 (pending the departure of Dr. Valerie Dixon). Bill Herzog will be in communication with MT today and further details of her work with us over the next year will be forthcoming.

Following the Board meeting Dean Bill Herzog joined me in telephoning both Nimi and MT to tell them of the Board's decision. Needless, to say it was a happy night for all of us.

You should know that the trustees concluded their voting with a round of applause for all who worked so hard to make this happen and for the promise these two new faculty members hold for our school.

Congratulations to us all!

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Writing Tutor Available
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An end-of-semester reminder: I'm happy to work with you on final papers or anything else you might be writing (or contemplating writing!)

I'm on campus Tuesdays 10 to 3, and alternate Thursdays 12 to 3, in Worcester 302. I will be here May 1, 8, 10, and 15. So catch me soon!

Feel free to drop by during my hours, but it's usually best to make an appointment by email.

Helen Snively
ANTS Writing Tutor
tutor@ants.edu
617-964-1100 x 282


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Summer course update - NEW DATES
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THEO 770/870J Seminar on Christology
Prof. Martell-Otero
June 11-15, and June 18-22


Graduating Seniors
Lunch Tickets, invitations and caps and gowns are available at the registrar's office for you to pick up, don't forget to bring your senior survey confirmation. After commencement please remember to return your caps and gowns to my office in Worcester Hall.
We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion with you. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Blessings,
Nayda

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Darrick Jackson's Farewell Reception - May 9
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Dear friends and colleagues,

Please set aside Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 as a time to thank Darrick and wish him well as he leaves to begin his new position as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Be sure to congratulate him on obtaining his Master of Divinity degree as well! We will have desserts and beverages in the MEETINGHOUSE. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this event. If you find you are unable to attend, please make it a point to stop by the Admissions/Recruitment Office (before May 16, his last day!) to express your personal appreciation for the contributions Darrick has made to the Admissions/Recruitment Office, Student Services in general, and the larger campus community.

So put the date on your calendar and come and join us as we bless Darrick on his way to a new adventure!
Thanks so much,
Peg

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Wilson Chapel Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - May 18, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch on the Quad
1:00 P.M. Dedication fo Wilson Chapel
2:00 PM Tours of the new chapel, cake and punch

On May 18, 2007, ANTS will be hosting the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication for the New Wilson Chapel. The Quad will be covered by a large tent insuring the celebration will occur rain or shine ( of course we expect a beautiful day).

A light lunch will be served from 12:00-12:45 and the Ceremony will begin at 1PM and should conclude by 2PM.

If you are coming to lunch, PLEASE RSVP to Evan Page so that we can order enough food and drinks for all attending (Trustees, Faculty and Staff do not have to RSVP since we have included you in our numbers). Since classes will be ended, we do need to know the number of Students, Alumnae/i,Guests and Friends who will be attending. The tent will accommodate up to 600 individuals.

After the Ceremony, cake and punch will be available as well as tours of the New Chapel. Please join us !

RSVP to Evan PAge
E-Mail: epage@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 201

More info: http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2007/051807chapel.htm
Photos of Chapel:

http://www.ants.edu/photos/construction2006/index.htm

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Courses Slated for P3
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Dear MDiv and MARE students,

Next year, students in their required year of Field Education must, each semester, take one course designated "P3" and participate in its discussion section for Field Education students. P3 stands for the "Professor-Practitioner Program;" these courses will have a Resident Ministry Practitioner on-hand for course meetings who will also lead the discussion sections.

Here is a tentative list of the courses that will have P3 designations, their meeting times, and the section times for the Field Education small group. Please know that this list is subject to change, as the catalogue for next year is still being finalized. The Field Education Program will have a list of the Resident Ministry Practitioners assigned to each group before registration for the fall begins. Please note that sections WILL BE CAPPED at 8 participants, so advance planning and early registration would be wise.

Fall
Pazmi*o
CMED 601 Intro. Religious Ed.
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Valentin
THEO/WOTA/TMPL 712 Screening Theology
Course time, Tues. Aft.; Section, Tues. 10:30-12

Nordbeck
HIST 645 American Hist.
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Thornton
CMLE 734 Congregational Life
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT/WOTA 762 Parables
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Mobley
CMPR/OLDT 664 Preaching scripture
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Deck
WOTA 667 Aesthetics
Course time, Mon. Morn.; Section, Mon. 2-3:30

Spring
Thornton
PSYF 784 Bereavement
Course time, Mon. Eve.; Section, Mon. 3:30-5

Drummond
CMLE 624 Planning/Evaluation
Course time, Tues. Morn.; Section, Tues. 2-3:30

Nordbeck
HIST 698/798 New Religious Mov.
Course time, Wed. Aft.; Section, Wed. 10:30-12

Herzog
NEWT 748 Revelation
Course time, Wed. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 7:30-9

Pazmino
CMED 605 Rel. Ed. Lifespan
Course time, Wed. Morn.; Section, Wed. 2-3:30

Heim
THEO 786 Atonement
Course time Thurs. Eve.; Section, Thurs. 3:30-5

Mobley
OLDT 512 Old Testament
Course time, Fri. Morn.; Section, Fri. 2-3:30

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with questions or concerns.
Blessings,
Sarah

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership & Director of Field Education
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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Andover Newton at the American Baptist Biennial - June 29 - July 2
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Andover Newton will be hosting a dinner for Andover Newton alumni/ae and friends on Sunday, July 1st from 5:00-6:45 at the Washington Plaza Hotel. It is located just 5 blocks from the Convention Center. The meal will be buffet style at a cost of $40/person.

To register for this event, please send a check for the cost of the meal(s) payable to "Andover Newton Theological School" to:

Andover Newton Theological School
Attn: Kerri Saucier
210 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

For more information, contact Kerri Saucier.
E-mail: ksaucier@ants.edu
Phone: 617-964-1100 ext. 206

Washington Plaza Hotel:
http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com/maps_and_directions/


ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand
enews@ants.edu